Diamondbacks starter Jon Garland has cleared waivers and can be traded to any team, FOXSports.com's John Paul Morosi is reporting.
Garland is one of the top pitchers available on the market; however, Garland has a minimum of 4.25 million dollars left on his contract and a 2.5 million dollar buyout for the 2010 season. Garland will make five more starts, so teams won't be adding the right-hander unless the Diamondbacks take on the majority of his contract.
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Despite Garland's numbers, his success in the postseason cannot go unnoticed. In 2005, Garland owned a 2.25 ERA through 16 innings with 11 strike outs to just 3 walks.
The Cardinals and Dodgers both have made additions, making a Garland trade less likely. The Marlins have been linked to a couple available starters, and could make a late season trade for the veteran.